Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

Jun 2020

Virtual- Insects of the Wetland

Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are holding the 'Insects of the Wetland' program virtually. We will post a video on Facebook and our YouTube Channel on Tuesday, June 2nd. Thanks for understanding! Original Program Description See what insects spend their time in the water! Entomologist Moni Hayne will be teaching participants about the insects they pull out of the wetland. Come prepared for a hands-on adventure! All ages are welcome for this free event!

Find out more »

Caterpillar Camp

Jun 9 @ 9:00 am - Jun 12 @ 11:30 am
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
+ Google Map
$35

Register Here June 9-12; 9:00-11:30am Pre-Registration Required- 4 & 5 Years Old Experience nature in a hands-on way this summer as your youngster explores our natural world! Camp features nature exploration, hiking, games, crafts, and other hands on activities for youth who are 4 and 5 years old. Included in the camp fee of $35 are a snack and t-shirt. Camp will be limited to ten participants.

Find out more »

Tadpole Camp

Jun 16 @ 9:00 am - Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
+ Google Map
$40

Register Here June 16-19; 9:00am-12:00pm Pre-Registration Required-Entering 1st-2nd Grade Campers will explore the life cycle of various animals during the week. Camp features nature exploration, hiking, games, crafts, and other hands on activities. Included in the camp fee are a snack and t-shirt. Camp will be limited to twelve participants who are entering 1st-2nd Grade. Camp registration is $40.

Find out more »

Camp Kyle

Jun 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
+ Google Map
$20

Entering 6th-8th Grade Shooting + Archery + Paddling + Fire Building = One fun-filled summer day! This one-day camp will perpetuate Kyle Longerbeam’s dream by teaching the next generation of hunters, trappers, fishermen, and outdoor enthusiasts that your dreams are just one shot away. Camp will be limited to twenty participants who are entering 6th-8th Grade. Pre-registration required. Application Due May 1st at 5:00pm

Find out more »

Night Sky Viewing

Jun 25 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Sugema North Boat Ramp, 24120 Lacey Trail
Keosauqua, IA 52565 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Enjoy the summer night sky! Naturalist Brittney Tiller will have a telescope on hand to see a few night sky objects up close. This is an open house style program where participants can arrive anytime between 9:00 and 10:00pm. We will have an alternative program at the Beach House Lodge in Lacey-Keosauqua if the skies are not clear. This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation.…

Find out more »

Try-It: Kayak & Stand Up Paddleboard

Jun 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Sugema North Boat Ramp, 24120 Lacey Trail
Keosauqua, IA 52565 United States
+ Google Map
$5

Register Here Whether you need to fine tune your skills or would like to try paddling for the first time, this is the program for you! This class, taught by a certified instructor, will help you learn the basics of kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Participants will begin on the flat water of Lake Sugema in the morning then hit the Des Moines River for a short paddle after lunch. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 16 participants.…

Find out more »

Nature Detectives

Jun 29 @ 9:00 am - Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
+ Google Map
$40

Register Here June 29-July 2; 9:00am-12:00pm Pre-Registration Required-Entering 2nd-3rd Grade Campers become detectives as they answer the question, which animal has been here! Camp features nature exploration, hiking, games, crafts, and other hands on activities. Included in the $40 camp fee are snacks and t-shirt. Camp will be limited to twelve participants who are entering 2nd-3rd grade.

Find out more »

Jul 2020

Astronomy Camp

Jul 7 @ 9:00 am - Jul 10 @ 9:00 am
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
+ Google Map
$45

Register Here July 7-8; 9:00am-12:00pm July 9 (4:00pm)-July 10 (9:00am) Pre-Registration Required-Entering 3rd-5th Grade Discover the stories of the sky, learn about the moon’s craters, chart the sun’s movement, and spend the night at the park! This two-day camp with an overnight will teach participants about our amazing solar system. The overnight portion of the camp is optional. Included in the $50 camp fee are snacks, a t-shirt, and food during the overnight campout. Camp will be limited to twelve…

Find out more »

Overnight Explorers

Jul 15 @ 8:00 am - Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
+ Google Map
$75

Register Here July 15 (8:00am)- July 16 (5:00pm) Pre-Registration Required-Entering 7th-9th Grade Spelunking, hiking, camping, and white-water kayaking- what more could you want?! This two-day, one-night camp shows participants what unique outdoor recreation opportunities exist in Iowa. Participants will go spelunking at Maquoketa Caves State Park, camp out at Backbone State Park, and white-water kayak in Manchester. Camp will be limited to twelve participants who are entering 7th-9th grade.

Find out more »

Wildlife of the River Paddle

Jul 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Austin Park, Lark Ave
Keosauqua, IA 52565 United States
+ Google Map
$5

Register Here Learn about the wildlife which call the Des Moines River home. Naturalist Pete Eyheralde will be leading the paddle which begins at Austin Park and takes out 5.8 river miles downstream. The paddle is open to everyone, however children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Paddle registration is limited to 20 boats. There is a registration fee of $5 per boat. This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa…

Find out more »
+ Export Events